Friday, May 28, 2010

Disney's Pop Century

Looking around at the Pop Century Resort Fan Page and found some interesting stuff on the Pop Century Resort Layout. Although it's on the site, that article doesn't make any mention of the rotting husk of the Legendary Years that sites across the lake from the rest of the resort. Pretty weird.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Visions of the "Future"

Came across this cool post about an artist in the late 1800's vision of the "future" in the year 2000.

Looks about right to me, eh?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Disney Hotels Fan

If you're looking for great pictures of the Disney Resorts, check out this blog:

He finds the best pictures and puts them up on his site.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

AKL Info

Reading an interesting post on AKL on a blog I found through the Disney Blog Carnival. He writes really detailed articles, which I think is great.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What is a Touring Plan?

Generally when I go to the parks I don't have much of a plan. I was checking out information about Magic Kingdom Touring Plans and it got me wondering if I was missing something. If you don't know what a touring plan is, it's simply a pre-determined approach to maximizing the amount of attractions you see while you're in a park. I'm pretty experienced so I don't need them as much, but for neophytes it can definitely help to have a plan before you go. Even a "pro" like me can still make mistakes in the heat of battle.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Wilderness Lodge Flag Family

I was reading about the Wilderness Lodge Flag Family and I was curious if a solo traveler can be the "Flag Family." I'm not sure I could handle the responsibility but it seems kind like an interesting idea. At a minimum I'd love to get up on the roof of the Wilderness Lodge.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


I'm just going to admit it. I love this crap:

And yes, I admit it's crap. But fun crap!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mavericks Offseason

I haven't lamented the Mavericks this season. I basically wrote them off at the end of the season, although they did get me to buy back in enough to pay a little bit of attention in the postseason. I'm sort of feeling like a fair-weather fan these days. I can't bring myself to watch unless I feel like they have a shot. Maybe I've been burned too many times.

I'm going to be watching the offseason with a lot of interest. It seems like they could make a lot of moves, but I'm not sure how far we can go with a decomposing Jason Kidd running the show. He really understands the game of basketball, but he simply isn't quick enough to do anything useful in the half court anymore.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Disney Movie Scandals

On DisMarks I found a fun article on Disney Movie Scandals. Like anything going back as far as Disney does there are going to be some unsightly blemishes from a different time. Generally I don't get too worked up about most of these, but they're interesting to see.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Disney Dream

Cool video on some new technology used on the Disney Dream. I think it's great that people are giving up room upgrades because they want to stay in the room with their "virtual porthole."

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Disney Resort Blogs

The Disney Resort Fansites have started blogs and I thought I'd mention a few:

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Favorite Magic Kingdom Restaurants

Disney Food Blog has some great restaurant page resources. They have the menus for the restaurants as well as tons of articles on them. I thought I'd pick a couple of my favorites fromm the Magic Kingdom:

  • Liberty Tree Tavern - I have a thing for colonial/revolutionary period stuff, plus I love pot roast, so this is obviously going to be a winner in my book.
  • Cinderella's Royal Table - Ok honestly the food here is mediocre, but I love eating inside the castle. Plus I think the field mice are fun characters to have around when you're eating.
  • Crystal Palace - Once again, mediocre food. This time it's a buffet and you get Pooh, Tigger and Eeyore (Piglet too, but who cares about Piglet! J/K)
Those are the standouts in the Magic Kingdom, at least for Table Service. Counter service is another story and actually the MK is pretty weak in the counter-service department.